Category Archives: Pennsylvania Motorcycling

St. Augustine to Lincoln Center via the BRP

I’ve got my final two classical music concerts to give in Manhattan next month; why fly when it’s a 2,000 mile r/t bike run, and 574 smiles each way are the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive! Having ridden the BRP-SLD … Continue reading

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Day 1: Home to Skyline Drive

I left Manhattan about noon, and made very good time west through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and into Virginia. The fall colors are starting to hit nicely, and there were some exceptional examples along Route 81 heading south. … Continue reading

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Ride report: Centralia, PA125/Gold Mine Rd

It was going to be in the 90s today so I left at 6:30 am while it was still cool.  The last week of August traffic was de minimus leaving NYC and I was early to the NJ rendezvous. Rob … Continue reading

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Centralia, PA

Rob and I share a birthday week and decided to take a day ride.  Rob has seen the ride reports on Centralia, PA posted by some of us and wants to make a visit.  Centralia is the PA coal-country town … Continue reading

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Ride report: Old Mine Rd

Vincent met me on the Upper West Side at 8:15 and we set off through New Jersey. After a couple of traffic slow-downs we were into the countryside and ascending what I refer to as the Sussex Alps. We kept … Continue reading

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This week’s ride

Vincent (Frenchy) and I are taking in the season’s first Old Mine Road trip in two days.  Old Mine Road is America’s oldest commercial road and is only an hour west of NYC.  I learned to ride out here in … Continue reading

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Catching up

On November 7, three days after the prior post, I crashed the Tiger on a sheet of ice in the Allegheny National Forest. No big deal, small broken clavicle, but the bike was totaled financially due to frame damage. Now … Continue reading

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Chicago, my kind of town

My cousin’s birthday is next week so I thought a run to Chicago to celebrate was in order.  It is only 800 miles each way but I will make a 2-day trip in each direction.  First stop is Corry, PA, home to … Continue reading

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Day 1:

I had a late start out of New York, leaving about 7:15am and took 40 minutes for the first 20 miles.  Entering PA, things loosened up and I made good time to the north entrance of Skyline Drive in Front … Continue reading

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